Daniel Duford: John Brown’s Vision On The Scaffold
Daniel Duford has worked in graphic novels and sculpture but here we see his narrative paintings. He looks at the slavery abolitionist John Brown, inspired by a visit to Harpers Ferry, W.Va., the site of Brown’s raid on the federal armory. Duford explores modern politics and the concept of activism by painting historical figures as if they were seated in his studio. The trees represent not just rings of duration but the branching nature of connectivity.